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Jury selection begins in case of flawed Strip hotel tower

An exterior view of the Harmon tower in MGM Resorts' CityCenter on Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014. The 26-floor tower, deemed structurally unsound, will be demolished piece by piece.

The Harmon Hotel tower was designed to soar 48 stories over MGM Resorts International's massive CityCenter complex, offering hotel guests and condominium owners unparalleled views at ...

Report: Outlook for new-home sales not ‘too exciting’

Las Vegas Strip casinos can be seen behind new home construction in Summerlin Wednesday, July 30, 2014.

A sluggish year for Las Vegas homebuilders isn’t expected to pick up anytime soon, a new report says. Local builders sold 605 new homes last month, bringing the year’s total to ...

Nevada gaming revenue down nearly 6 percent last month

Dice roll across the craps table during the opening of the Downtown Grand Las Vegas Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas Sunday, October 27, 2013.

Nevada gaming revenue dropped in September, the second straight month of decline, the state reported today. The state Gaming Control Board said Nevada casinos won ...

Decatur Tavern to close after 50 years in business

Customers sit at Decatur Tavern on Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014. The bar, which first opened in 1963, will close Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014.

Paul Halverson calls it a sign of the times. When he first bought Decatur Tavern with his business partner in 2008, the 51-year-old neighborhood bar came with a drug store and a space just big enough for a handful of slot machines. The slots sang right outside the tavern door, pulling in a steady supply of customers while Halverson, 64, manned the bar. His partner, Roger Szepelak, kept an eye on the finances while ...

First mountainside home lot at Ascaya in Henderson sells — for $925,000

The lots at Ascaya are ready for mountain-mansion development with reservations now being accepted to begin the purchasing process Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014, in Henderson.

Developers of Ascaya, the long-delayed mountain-mansion project in Henderson, have sold their first lot — a 0.46-acre parcel for $925,000. The sale closed Friday, property records show, and sales of two other lots are expected ...

Family-owned Las Vegas staffing agency expanding its reach

A Mary Poppins character reads and sings to children at Tivoli Village on Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014. Nannies & Housekeepers USA presents the twice-monthly "Story Time with Mary Poppins" program there.

Nannies & Housekeepers USA, a 14-year-old homegrown staffing agency in Las Vegas, caters to local families and those who are visiting the city. It is expanding its customer base after ...

Apple CEO challenges home state on LGBT rights

Apple chief executive and Alabama native Tim Cook waves to the crowd before he is honored by the Alabama Academy of Honor at the Alabama state Capitol on Monday, Oct. 27, 2014, in Montgomery, Ala.

Alabama was too slow to guarantee the rights of minorities during the civil rights era, and now it's too slow to ensure the rights of people based on sexual orientation and gender identity, Apple CEO Tim Cook said Monday in challenging his home state to do better. Cook's comments came as he, University of Alabama football coach Nick Saban and ...

2 months after SLS opens, President Rob Oseland is leaving

Rob Oseland, president of SLS Las Vegas, speaks during a press conference at SLS Las Vegas on Friday, Aug. 22, 2014.

Two months after opening, SLS Las Vegas is getting a new president. The Strip’s newest resort, which opened as a $415 million renovation of ...

Toyota tops Consumer Reports reliability rankings

Toyota continues its winning streak atop Consumer Reports' annual reliability rankings. The company's Toyota and Lexus brands top the survey, and its Scion brand is in the ...

Las Vegas airport traffic up 2.7 percent in September

In this Thursday, May 9, 2013, photo, an Allegiant Air jetliner flies over the the the New York-New York Hotel & Casino after taking off from McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas.

Officials say passenger traffic at McCarran International Airport jumped 2.7 percent in September compared with a year earlier. Data released Monday show more than ...

South Point Bowling Plaza plans striking entrance; new stores line Fashion Show

Exterior view rendering of the new South Point Bowling Arena.

As talk of arenas and a proposed stadium project trudge along in Las Vegas, the South Point is ahead of schedule on its darling — a palace-like bowling center expected to lure marquee tournaments and fans from all over the world. ...

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How one vote sent Las Vegas’ stadium deal back to square one

Artist's rendering of proposed stadium.

Las Vegas City Councilwoman Lois Tarkanian didn’t realize she was the swing vote on the proposed $200 million downtown soccer stadium until it was too late. She listened to her colleagues lay out their positions during ...

UNLV student puts fresh twist on portable meal-prepping

Chelsea Meggerson poses with Mason jars of "fruit cups" in her kitchen Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014. Meggerson, a UNLV student, provides a service where she provides families with fresh meals in Mason jars. She shares her recipes on her website theinspiregreen.com.

Organic spinach, kale and lettuce are washed and ready, spread out across countertops in Chelsea Meggerson’s Summerlin apartment. Meggerson talks as she layers yogurt, fruit and chia seeds into long rows of Mason jars. “My clients thank me every week,” she says. “I get so much more out of this than they do.” She does the shopping for them and prepares ...